Philly's Biggest Maifest Celebration Takes Over South Street

PHILADELPHIA—Forget spring cleaning—this Saturday, May 4th, it's all about spring fever as South Street transforms into a giant German-style block party! Brauhaus Schmitz, your favorite German beer hall, is bringing back its epic Maifest festival for its 11th year, and this time, it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

 Philly's Biggest Maifest Celebration Takes Over South Street
Philly's Biggest Maifest Celebration Takes Over South Street

Get Ready to Polka! Philly's Biggest Maifest Celebration


What to Expect: A Taste of Germany in the Heart of Philly

  • Party under the Maypole: Snap those selfies before Philly's largest Maypole, a traditional centerpiece of Maifest celebrations. Watch (or even join!) as dancers in colorful costumes swirl around the pole.
  • Cheers to Spring! Sample a vast selection of authentic German beers, from crisp lagers to fruity wheat beers. Pretzels and wurst are a must, and if you're feeling adventurous, grab a Schnapsski to share!
  • Oompah All Day: Live music from the beloved band "Die Heimatklange" will sway you to polka beats and party hits.
  • Firm Arms and Stronger Spirits: Witness the hilarious spectacle of the Liter Lift Competition. Can you hold a full liter of beer with an outstretched arm? These contestants think so!
  • Family Fun: Flower crowns, face painting, and many games make this a blast for all ages.

Insider Tip: This party gets massive – over 10,000 people fill South Street for the Maifest magic. Arrive early to pick your spot, especially if you want to grab a table. If the crowd overwhelms, duck into Brauhaus Schmitz for a more traditional sit-down experience.

Why Manifest?

Manifest is a centuries-old German tradition celebrating the arrival of Spring. Brauhaus Schmitz brings this joyful festival to Philly, letting you experience the delicious food, lively music, and infectious energy of an authentic German celebration without a plane ticket.

Please mark your calendars, dust off your dancing shoes (lederhosen optional!), and let's polka the day away on South Street this Saturday!

For more details (including how to snag those VIP tickets!), visit Brauhaus Schmitz's website: